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Sherman House Hotel

Photo credit: Chicago History Museum
The third of five Sherman House Hotels; this one replaced the building lost in the Great Fire, and was demolished in 1910. Photo credit: Chicago History Museum
Photo credit: Chicago History Museum
The last Sherman House Hotel, demolished in 1973. Photo credit: Chicago History Museum

Like the cat with nine lives, the legendary Sherman House Hotel kept coming back. Two of its iterations are shown here: the Sherman House Hotel that replaced the one lost in the Great Fire; and the last Sherman House Hotel, demolished in 1973. The site now holds the James R. Thompson Center.